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Reopening of US naval base in Philippines could fuel South China Sea row

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The Philippine government on July 16 announced that it will revive a US-built deep-water naval base in Subic Bay, marking the return of military...
Thailand’s shadow economy among biggest globally

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Ever wondered why Thailand isn’t simply falling apart in its endless spiral of corruption, military coups, over-challenged governments, volatile economic environment, substandard education and...
ASEAN seen as future labour powerhouse, succeeding China

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The structural change in the East Asian labour market and rising wages in China – which used to be the cheap manufacturing hub of...
Hack reveals how some ASEAN countries spy on their peoplevideo

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Government agencies in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam are all on a customer list of a notorious Italian company whose main product is a...
Thailand to scrap minimum wage after 3 years

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Thailand's 300-baht-per-day ($9) national daily minimum wage will be scrapped next year to be replaced by the old system where wages vary by each...
ASEAN Economic Community: Which professions can move freely?

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Expectations are high among workers living in one of the ten countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN. With the advent...
After LG: Samsung next to stop TV production in Thailand

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In another blow to Thailand's battered economy, South Korean electronics giant Samsung said on May 21 that it has ceased to produce television sets...
Myanmar, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Djibouti have world’s lowest labour costs

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A new study shows that three Asian countries, Myanmar, Bangladesh and Cambodia, and the small East African nation of Djibouti, have the world’s lowest...
Indonesia to impose ‘maids ban’ earlier than expected

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Indonesia will prevent its female citizens from working as housemaids and domestic helpers in foreign countries earlier than widely expected, it emerged after a...
Philippine indigenous tribe approves solar power project

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The Philippines’ indigenous Ayta community has signed an agreement that paves the way for the construction of a pioneering renewable energy facility on their...
Malaysia mulling ‘30 per cent club’ to increase female boardroom presence

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Malaysia is studying a proposal to set up a “30 per cent club” to boost the number of women holding top decision-making posts in...
Laos announces population census

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Laos is to carry out a countrywide census, state-run media said on October 21. "People will be interviewed in regards to their profession, marital status,...
Cambodia’s GDP per capita to hit $1,130 in 2014, says prime minister

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Cambodia's GDP per capita is expected to reach $1,130 this year, an estimated increase of 8 per cent from $1,043 last year, Prime Minister...
Philippines ‘must improve food production standards’

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With increasing demand, both global and regional, for agricultural products, safety in food production is one of the most urgent issues that the Philippines...
Indonesia pushes Central Java as Asian low-cost manufacturing hub

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The sleepy province of Central Java, which has long been the heartland of a Javanese culture that frowned on aggressive profit-seeking, is trying to...
Promised 6-7%-growth in Indonesia looks distant

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Investors should be careful assessing the GDP growth rates in Southeast Asia's largest economy, analysts say, as it is likely to underperform for some...
Singapore’s new labour laws come into effect

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New labour laws have come into effect in Singapore on August 1, making it harder for foreigners to get jobs. The government says the...
Philippines to spend nearly $4 billion on rebuilding after typhoon Haiyan

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The Philippine government plans to spend nearly $4 billion to rehabilitate areas devastated by super typhoon Haiyan last year, a senior adviser to President...